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Meet Shekar Dattatri

Shekar DattatriBorn in Chennai, to a supportive middle-class family, Shekar’s first tryst with nature began in his backyard. It was a tiny garden that housed a large neem tree, which attracted Rose-ringed Parakeets and a Tecoma, whose flowers lured…

Meet Belinda Wright

Belinda WrightShe is the Executive Director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) and has lived in India all her life. Working with state forest and police officials for over the past decade, she has been responsible for hundreds…

Meet Pradyut Bordoloi

Pradyut BordoloiHe has the distinction of being one of the few Indian politicians who is popular both with activists and the establishment. Young, dynamic and in a hurry to get things done, he takes his responsibility…

Meet K.M.Chinnappa

Shekhar DattatriBorn in 1941 to an armed forces family, K.M.Chinnappa is the quintessential wildlife protector. A true son of the soil, his father was a soldier who took to farming after retirement. Chinnappa joined the Karnataka Forest Department…

Meet Ashok Khot

Ashok KhotThe spate of leopard attacks on humans living around the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), Mumbai, was splashed across the national media in the month of June-July, 2004. Bittu Sahgal met the man at the centre of the storm to…

Meet Dilip Khatau

Dilip KhatauDilip Khatau is a globe trotter whose heart has never quite moved away from India. His ancestral home is Kutchh and his almost singular purpose in life today is to help save the tiger by working together with NGOs, government officials, local communities…

Meet Mrs. Vinay Rathi Jha

Vinay Rathi JhaAs Secretary, Tourism, Government of India, Vinay Rathi Jha holds the key to the implementation of a vital component of the National Wildlife Action Plan – wildlife tourism. An anonymous wildlife supporter for …

Meet Edward Goldsmith

Edward GoldsmithBorn in 1928 in Paris and educated at Oxford, Edward Goldsmith is an environmental prophet. Editor, author, lecturer and campaigner, he founded ‘The Ecologist’ magazine in 1970 and has since challenged global leaders and…

Meet Arvind Kumar Chalasani

Arvind Kumar ChalasaniHe treks the hills of Dehradun, sees the universe in a fallen leaf and looks at children as the owners of a planet that adults seem bent on sullying. A naturalist and conservationist, Arvind Chalasani is a teacher…

Meet P.K. Sen

P.K. SenP.K. Sen has spent his life protecting tiger habitats.December 2002: He speaks his mind, is not cowed down by politicians and is more comfortable with forest guards than urban sophisticates. Born in 1941 in Kolkata, he moved to Bihar in his youth.

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